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Thirteen people arrested after cocaine and cannabis seized in Clare

The two day initiative was part of Operation Thor.

THIRTEEN PEOPLE HAVE been arrested in Clare after five premises were searched at locations in Ennis and Shannon in ‘Project Banner’.

Gardaí seized cocaine, herbal cannabis and cannabis resin worth over €32,000.

The two day initiative was part of Operation Thor, it was aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity and apprehending those wanted on warrant.

A man in his 30s was arrested when cocaine and cannabis was seized during a search of a house in Ennis. He was later released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

Six people were arrested under warrant made in respect of outstanding penal and bench warrants. A further six arrests were made under the public order following an incident in Ennis.

Cordon checkpoints aimed at intercepting and disrupting travelling criminal groups were also carried out.

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The operation was conducted by garda units based in the Clare Division assisted by a team of 24 trainee gardaí from the Garda College Templemore.

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